Samantha Mills recently moved from North Carolina to Los Angeles. In North Carolina she had built up a reputation as a model and actor working mostly in the southeast. The move to L.A. was a career move but not for the reason you might think. It was a better opportunity for her day job. She explained that she would kind of be starting over in Los Angeles with her acting and modeling. I'm sure she will find lot's of opportunity there.|
As a model, Samantha's good looks and svelte frame have helped her get jobs such as photo layouts in magazines, advertisements for companies such as Belk and Pepsi, and placements to sell everything from jewelry and shoes to cars and insurance. In modeling, and to some extent in acting, she considers herself a salesperson. Whether it is selling the product, the concept, or the character she says that's what she's there to do. After thinking about it for a while I understood what she meant. She sold me.
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"This script is a gift to actors."- Glynnis O'Connor, on The Historian
Sometimes a person is compelled to do what is instinctive to them. That is the case with Lilly Nelson. She has been acting as far back as she can remember as a little girl, kindergarten or even before. Even as a kid she was making up plays and doing little films with her friends and family. Apparently her father, who is an art director, helped influence her creativity.
At home on both stage and screen, it doesn't matter as long as she's acting. No prima donna she likes to be involved whether it's in front of the camera or behind the scenes. She will help with a production any way she can. One specialty she has is helping actors with different dialects as well as teaching acting.
"Lilly has breathed life into Betty and given her more depth than we even imagined. She is a true artist." - Christine Parker Director of Fix It In Post
One of Tweetsie Railroad's two steam locomotives, 2-8-2 #190, on May 20th, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The theatre is something special. Meme Simmons knows that. She was drawn to it as a child. First singing in the choir at age four then performing in high school plays for five years since she did her first musical with the high school when she was still in the eighth grade.
From high school she went straight to college in New York City. Eventually landing roles in off-broadway productions and touring companies.
Now she's back in her hometown bringing her theatrical talent to the people of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Here she has established Debbie's Angels Productions to produce shows and teach acting with the help of her relatives and friends.
In Jacksonville she has helped produce a musical at Southwest High School and directed theatre classes for the city's Parks and Recreation Department. Debbie's Angels produced a musical called Broadway After Dark last year and has plans for two more adult performances this year and one for kids.
With one gig here, another there, these kids are quickly making it known, we're here, we're amazing, and you're going to love us!
Originally from Kinston, North Carolina he wound up in Miami via Minnesota. In Minneapolis he had his first brush with movies while working as an extra in Drop Dead Gorgeous. That's when he first became interested in film. While still in Minnesota Jackson produced films of both stage plays and screenplays. He also met his wife Karuna Sun when she auditioned for a film he was working on.
From Minneapolis they headed to Miami where Karuna was urged to come for modeling work. Jackson's first job in Florida was playing a Russian thug in Burn Notice. Ready to go anywhere he's looking to come back to North Carolina for some of the productions springing up in the area. Here is a conversation with Jackson about where acting has taken him.
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Q: Who has extraordinary musical talent, extraordinary good looks, extraordinary stage-presence as well as world renown, an extraordinary talent for turning classics into ultra-modern, an extraordinarily diverse fan-base, AND just came out with a Christmas album?
A: YES! Michael Buble!
(Okay.... Big swoon!)
Michael Buble... he's the one with the silky voice, the one that hushes all women's conversations the moment one of his songs comes over the radio, the one who sells out every venue he books worldwide, the one who has the very best, youngest and hottest musicians around, both in studio and in his music videos... he's he one! (Move OVER, Frank Sinatra!)
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Director Jimmy Chrismon will be hosting auditions for Vortex on August 7 at 2 PM and August 9 at 6 PM. The roles needed are: 2 men in their 20's or 30's.
South Pointe High School
801 Neely Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Contact Jimmy Chrismon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-389-6761.
The Rocky Horror Show will also need actors of all shapes and sizes! Auditions will also be at South Pointe High School on August 21 at 2 PM and August 23 at 6 PM.
The following roles are available:
Frank N. Furter
Rocky (the creature)
Eddie (the delivery boy)
Dr. Everett Scott
Actors must be over 18. For more information, visit http://www.theedgetheatre.org/
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- On Camera Class
- Voiceover Class
- Monologue Class
- Cold Reading Class
- Chicago Market discussion with Dawn Gray from Gray Talent Group and Lindsay Glickstein from Grossman Jack Talent.
- Wine and Cheese Networking
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- Best Play - War Horse
- Best Musical - The Book of Mormon
- Best Original Score - The Book of Mormon
- Best Revival of a Play - The Normal Heart
- Best Revival of a Musical - Anything Goes
- Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play - Mark Rylance in Jerusalem
- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play - Frances McDormand in Good People
- Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - Norbert Leo Butz in Catch Me If You Can
- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Sutton Foster in Anything Goes
- Best Direction of a Play - Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris for War Horse
- Best Direction of a Musical - Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker for The Book of Mormon
- Best Choreography - Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes
- and the list goes on...